The western world is fat.
We need a balance somehow or amurika and other western countries will sink!
Diet Pepsi 'skinny' can stirs up big controversy - Business - Consumer news - Retail - msnbc.com
Personally, I think the real cause for concern here is that there isn't being enough done to promote anorexia in our tween populations. This new can design is a great step forward, don't get me wrong, but I feel like we could be doing more, like introducing dietary cigarettes to the market.
I can see the taglines now.
Kill your hunger pains and social anxiety with Marlboro!
Anyway, for real. What's with the whole "this will influence kids to adopt eating disorders" movement when it comes to this kind of thing? I feel like some effective health education on the subjects of bulimia and anorexia isn't going to be particularly offset by Pepsi's new marketing campaign.
Everyone is looking for controversy's over the stupidest things.
As a woman, you'd have to be a freaking moron to look at a can of pepsi and think -you don't even have to say it out loud- ''wow, I'm jealous of this can's waist size.''
No, that is just plain and utterly ridonkulous.
Originally Posted by shelbermonstah
Yes though, it seems ridiculous to target this one things. It's a society's outlook, not one compaign, that usually drives people to eating disorders. Or big events, like, I don't know, cheerleader rejection?
EDIT: lol... people being jealous of a can's waist size.
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Originally Posted by shelbermonstah
Hang on a second, let's flip this bitch.
They're worried about the number of girls eating disorders? What about the double that number who are obese because people tell them that it's okay to be fat, that there's nothing wrong with them because of it? It's just as unhealthy as emulating a supermodel. There's too skinny, yes, but there's definitely also too fat. Go to any major city and you tell me which problem is predominant.
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I vividly remember watching something on Space, where there were these diet pills that worked by taking about a kilogram of fat and converting into a little person that would get up and walk.
There are so many people out there that would cue for such a thing if having a little person just walk out of your body periodically was the only side effect.
Onward and forward, I believe that we in the west have been fed the message that to be beautiful you must be thin: sure, this got debunked the day my fat ass got thronged by six different guys at a night club, but this is the message we get nevertheless. Now, I'm not saying we must gorge, though it doesn't take a genius to realize that we also shouldn't purge.
All the ad campaign is doing is preying on the preception that skinny means beautiful and healthy. Skinny doesn't mean healthy: being average weight means healthy, you still need fat on your bones, just not in excess.
Pepsi didn't feed us the message that skinny is beautiful. Remember that.
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It's... a CAN. Yah, I'm so jealous of that can's waist. I wish I were as tall as that Pepsi can. Let's reinvent the Coke bottle while we're at it.
Newsflash: they're all inanimate objects.
Personally, I like the idea: it's easier to hold.
This is the real problem: people confuse "skinny" and "thin". Suddenly, it's okay to be overweight and people make a shotgun of excuses for you and they feel bad for you. That's what society is beginning to think now - anything that doesn't go along with this is seen as a controversy and people cry about it. ( like this stupid thing ) What happened to being healthy? The appropriate weight for your height and body type. Where did this balanced way of thinking go? Why such ignorant extremism?
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